COVID-19

嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(英語:Coronavirus disease 2019,縮寫:COVID-19),是一種由嚴重急性呼吸道症候群冠狀病毒2型(縮寫:SARS-CoV-2)引發的傳染病,導致了一場持續的疫情,成為人類歷史上致死人數最多的流行病之一。 --來自 維基百科


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2022/01/22 | East Asia Forum

Vietnam’s Covid-19 Testing Scandal Goes Viral

Overpriced testing kits are an extremely sensitive issue that feeds into the long-standing problem of cronyism and backdoor politics in the medical equipment trade.

2022/01/13 | Voice of America

With West Distracted by Pandemic, Vietnam Ramps Up Repression

“Vietnam is the world’s third-largest prison for journalists, right after autocratic regimes like Xi’s China, and junta-ruled Myanmar.”

2022/01/05 | East Asia Forum

Challenges Abound for Japan’s Kishida in 2022

Kishida’s new initiative called the “new form of capitalism” has been disappointing so far.

2022/01/03 | Deutsche Welle

Covid Complicates Asian Football’s Fight Against Match Fixing

Asian football in particular has long had a problem with match fixing. While some progress had been made in fighting the crime in recent years, the arrival of Covid-19 has made it easier for match fixers to do business.

2021/12/21 | East Asia Forum

Succession Vacuum Looms Over Singapore Politics

This is a remarkable lapse granted the importance that Singaporean political culture places on predictable and smooth transitions of leadership.

2021/12/16 | East Asia Forum

All I Want for Christmas Is Supply Chain Resilience

The higher costs and lower reliability of international freight transport have been a problem since the start of the pandemic. Now, there are some signs that the worst is over.

2021/12/15 | Patrick Ng

A Response to ‘Taiwan Should Not Risk Booster Shots Over Omicron’

Responsible public health experts should emphasize the use of boosters in combating Covid-19 and the importance of vaccinating the world.

2021/12/07 | The Interpreter

Covid in Asia: The Immediate Payoff of Donating Vaccines

The latest Lowy Institute Asia Power Index shows China and India received markedly less goodwill than other major donors, despite giving significant numbers of doses in total.

2021/11/26 | Tessa Charupatanapongse

Thailand Is Reopening to Tourists. What Would a More Ethical Tourism Look Like?

It’s unlikely that the inequalities that exist between Southeast Asia and wealthier countries are going to disappear soon. In the meantime, we must work towards more conscientious cross cultural encounters.

2021/11/10 | Roy Ngerng

Business Groups Are Campaigning Against Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Increase. Don’t Let Them Succeed.

There’s been a campaign waged by business groups against a minimum wage hike in Taiwan. Don’t fall for what they’re saying.

2021/11/05 | Michael Beltran

Who’s Running for President of the Philippines in 2022?

At the moment, we can assume that President Rodrigo Duterte is stepping down next year, but there are five candidates running to succeed him.

2021/11/05 | Deutsche Welle

China: Covid Citizen Journalist ‘Close to Death’ in Jail

Zhang Zhan traveled to Wuhan last February to report on the chaos at the epicenter of the first Covid-19 outbreak. She is on hunger strike after receiving a 4-year jail sentence for “provoking trouble.”

2021/09/27 | East Asia Forum

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Vaccine Struggles

Two lessons emerge from Taiwan’s experience with Covid-19 — even the best measures get eroded over time by complacency and fatigue, and it is nearly impossible to be safe from the virus without adequate vaccine deployment.

2021/09/02 | Voice of America

North Korea Rejects Covid Vaccines, Saying Hard-hit Nations Have Greater Need

UNICEF had allocated 2.97 million does to North Korea, which reported it has found no cases of Covid-19.

2021/08/30 | The Conversation

Why It Will Soon Be Too Late To Find Out Where the Covid-19 Virus Originated

Time is running out to determine the origin of Covid-19. A member of the WHO virology team tells what can be done now and how this will influence our response to future pandemics.

2021/08/19 | Kirsten Han

Singaporeans Are Upset About Covid Restrictions. Will They Notice Migrant Workers?

There are likely more people upset about being blocked from going to a restaurant or a gym, because of their vaccination status, than people upset about the prolonged and unfair confinement of tens of thousands of men regardless of their vaccination status.